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The Beginner's Goodbye

From Pulitzer prize winner, Anne Tyler, a story about letting go.  A widower imagines that he has come to terms with his wife's sudden death, until her ghost arrives to resume their old conversations, to pick up where they left off, to resolve their unresolved issues. The widower is the publisher of a series of "how-to" books, beginner's guides, and realizes that he himself needs to be guided, not only through her death but through the earlier steps of the marriage, where somehow he had gone astray. 

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Recap of 2/8 discussion here

Earlier Event: January 12
The Brief History of the Dead
Later Event: March 15
Fifteen Dogs